- The BitMEX wallet with 1 BTC was unable to reach the Moon.
- Due to a malfunction, the Peregrine lander burned up in the Earth's atmosphere along with the asset.
- In addition to 1 BTC, the landing module carried a physical wallet with Dogecoin.
The cryptocurrency wallet of the BitMEX exchange with 1 BTC could not reach the Moon and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. This happened during a controlled descent from orbit of the Peregrine lander.
On January 8, 2024, the Vulcan Centaur super-heavy launch vehicle sent Astrobotic's lunar lander into space. On board, in addition to various payloads and scientific instruments, there were wallets with 1 BTC and a physical Dogecoin token.
It was planned that the device would successfully reach the Earth's satellite and make a soft landing on the Moon. However, during the mission, the lander developed problems with its propulsion system, resulting in a fuel leak.
These problems prevented Peregrine from reaching the Moon and the Astrobotic team was forced to return the lander to its home planet. Operators needed to develop a complex scheme for controlled deorbiting of the vehicle.
On January 19, 2024, Peregrine with 1 BTC and a Dogecoin wallet on board burned up in the Earth's atmosphere over the South Pacific Ocean. The device, along with Bitcoin and Memcoin, spent 10 days and 13 hours in space.
Let us remind you that we wrote that Cryptosat sent a second cryptosatellite into space.